The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah on October 3, 1971 · Page 32
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The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah · Page 32

Ogden, Utah
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Sunday, October 3, 1971
Page 32
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14B Ogden- Standard-Examiner, -Sunday, October 3, 1971 WHEN TRAVELING 'Great to See a Familiar Face' THE-ONCEOVER—B57:;jekpilct Lk. ciecfcs over one of three'B57 Canberra jets trans- -'ferred- from the 4677th Defense Systems Evalua- , at Hill Air Force Base. The jets, two •of which .have more flying time than any other B57s in the Air Force, are painted all black—a holdover from their recent :dtity in 'Vietnam where they flew night reconnaissance missions. Old B57s Come to Life in Hill Squadron HILL AIR. 'FORCE .'BASE.'.—[ n kg lr t . aerial • reconnaissance Old'B57s never :die . . ..they're just reassigned to the 4677th D ie f e n s e Systems Evaluation Squadron here at Hill AFB. Instead of being mothballed, the • converted twin engine jei bombers-are used to ; fly mock penetrations of the North American 'radar warping network to test- radar installation and sophisticated radar jamming equipment. Three more of these B57 Canberra jets have joined-the 4677th DSES; they are most conspicu- ous'due. to their all-black paint job that signifies the jets as recently returned: Vietnam veterans. . • ; And, squadron officials indicate that two of the jets have, logged about 8,000 hours of flying time apiece . : . this .is be- _ - _ • lieved-to be the greatest num-| Degree in Education her of flying hours logged byi any B57 in the Air. Force in- ! ventory.' - . x PAINTED BLACK missions in Southeast Asia. Many of their flight 'hours were logged during their stint of duty with the- 460th Tactical Reconnaissance Wing at • Tan Son Nhut air base where they flew both, day and night recon missions. The trio of B57s.were the last B57s converted, to. reconnais- sance.purposes to be withdrawn from the-Republic of South Vietnam. . ' . Named the "Canberra," the B57 was designed near the end of the Korean War as a fast, ight bomber. The trio of jets that arrived at Hill AFB from Vietnam were made :by the Martin Co. in 1955. Capable of'averaging air be changed soon to a standard speeds of over 410 miles per '"''" hour for sustained 'periods, the B-57 was converted to a variety of peacetime uses after the Korean conflict had faded into the past. . . • . . • Flying for the 4677th DSES, the jets will make regular rou-, tine penetration flights of radar | and air detection defenses both in the United States and Canada. The modified B57s carry both a pilot and an electronics warfare pilot; the craft also carry equipment that enables them to evade, scramble or jam air- . -By ROBIN TTIBBETS , It- was a cool September morning .and.. 1 pulled, into• a service; station "in .one' of .the Eos Angeles, suburbs—Anaheim, : I think—to have-the tank "filled' with gas. ' .A "familiar-looking attendant rushed out, squinted at me from beneath a'white cap,' took the hose nozzk from its .'berth-and' moved'toward the car. ; Suddenly, 'he stopped, short and stared at the 'license' plate. "ytah?-'0gden,' Utah? That's where; I', came from!" he shouted, 1 "And-' I ; kndw:you -but"I can't rememer.your name!". . .KNEW HIM We knew each^ other. I was nearly a thousand,miles from.: home in- a strange city and at one -,of a dozen service stations: within -two ; or' 'three blocks. But;, 'the attendant at the station-where I;stopped—mainly because it was handy .and on the 'right side, o'f the.street—was none other' than F.J. "Brick" Wilson,, former deputy in the Weber County Sheriff's Department. .... Brick and I had worked together at one-time -or another, he. in his position as, captain on the sheriff's force,' me in my job as a newspaper reporter. I hadn't seen hinuin a couple of years-but it, was .no difficult job to-recognize'that thatch of red hair, his stocky build. Brick hadl-resigned from the Weber Sheriff's Department in January 1969 after a. ; 10-year hitch, including three years as a part-time deputy. , , : Why was a former captain in t.h e .sheriff's department working in a. service station? Brick said he'd had heart surgery and the doctor told him to'get a-job that would provide him with some good exercise. "I'm in great shape now-" he said. He also told' me he wouldn't be a station : attendant much •longer. He's been appointed a deputy-with""tli'e Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. HOZE NOZZLE Brick was so excited about seeing someone he knew from Ogden he knocked 'the hose nozzle out of its temporary berth in my gas. tank !and spilled gasoline all over the driveway. He. introduced. me to his; co : workers. and before I left, • asked me to come back and see him. I never: did. I: was so amazed at meeting someone from * the past in- such an-.unusual manner I : could never .remember:': to which-service : station 1 I'd-been..-. RENT COURSE OVER FOR SOLDIER PLAIN CITY — Army Private John N. Burr, 18, has • completed an 11-week lineman course at the U.S. Army Southeastern Signal School at Ft. Gordon, Ga, Pvt. Burr entered the Army in August, 1970. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy D. Burr, 4152 W. 1975 N. a new WURLITZER PIANO WITH OPTION TO BUY VISIT PIANO ROW AT OUR NEWLY REMODELED STORE DUNKLEY MUSIC CO. 3055 Wash. Blvd. OPEN MONDAY & FRIDAY TIL 9 P.M. borne radar interceptors as well as ground radar sites. j THREE VETERANS I All three .Vietnam veterans will be seeing duty here soon, but a new paint job is probably j in futur Mrs. Janet- Hobbs Kappes.j , . .. , . daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray-1 There is no authorization to mond Hobbs of 3374 Eccles, has! change the. paint job at thes (received a master of arts de-ipresent time,"- noted Maj. Leej The. jets-were painted black|gree in education from More-iR- Kershner, squadron informa-i overseas to camouflage them I head State University at More- tion officer. against the sky as they flew'head, Ky. ! "However, they will probably 3£ . -w-v - A£M~V ^ ,-^ ,» &^xf ^-** *% "*J \ « N% ^ssr*"^ ""v * CX?^ ^ , ^ xW r t^'^^x ^ V"* 5 - ^- •<-» -*. t :^t-:-: • ^ r?^- .-" * V. ^c^ • f ^"Vl&S ^T&^^iv. •%u 1 w. < «3"^ , «?->,C -A •*»• V ^"V-^; i ^,5^ Tfcw •^.^-.f'V^ ir±*"^«5 r^§ , i< /-^.-.^ V4, >-^ X- *•*„*•- jv"*- S"'*, »-"".,, ? «^ 1 v v» t***? k «- ^ ^ •*<)«f S&C* '."•' ' - ^t-^'-^v^ S^r-C- . X'i4r t<^ -^f^^ -^ ^ " k;^^ -\ . (A. i ^ -V *?r .*« OS. I The Florsheim Broadrhoor, all it's got is not just style. - .More than Just/".anotherpretty .face," Florsheim brings you all the quality you've come. to,:expect -from; .so -illus-, ,:trious a shoe .-family rit's styled carefully oiit;-of. premium .calf-for-.the:, updated Traditionalist, and then some.. In black toasf ; -or-suede. $29.95 NY£ CO or possibly camouflaging paint job," he added. ENTER NOW! One of two SKI-DOO Snowmobiles to be given away One of 15 GIANT 5-FOOT CUDDLY STUFFED BEARS REGISTER AT ANY DEE'S HAMBURGER DRIVE-IN No Obligation • Nothing to Buy You Need Not be Present to Win Entry blanks elso available at your Ski-Doo Dealers. . See Ski-Doo at these Ski-Doo Dealers. Ask about your free Deeburger LOGAN: KOWAUIS HARDWARE 36 South Main OGDEN: OODIN HONDA'SALIS 2021 Waihington ANDERSEN'S FORD, INC. 323 South M«in ROYs POWER DYNAMICS S526 South 1900 West \Y-

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